1960 Japan Series

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1960 Japan Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Taiyo Whales (4) Osamu Mihara 70–56–4, .554, GA: 4.5
Daimai Orions (0) Yukio Nishimoto 82–48–3, .631, GA: 4
Dates: October 11 – 15
MVP: Akihito Kondō (TAI)
FSA: Kenjiro Tamiya (DAI)
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The 1960 Japan Series was the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) championship series for the 1960 season. It was the 11th Japan Series and featured the Pacific League champions, the Daimai Orions, against the Central League champions, the Taiyo Whales.

Summary[edit]

CL Taiyo Whales (4) vs. PL Daimai Orions (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Daimai Orions – 0, Taiyo Whales – 1 Kawasaki Stadium 2:12 18,354[1] 
2 October 12 Daimai Orions – 2, Taiyo Whales – 3 Kawasaki Stadium 2:29 18,421[1] 
3 October 14 Taiyo Whales – 6, Daimai Orions – 5 Korakuen Stadium 2:38 31,586[1] 
4 October 15 Taiyo Whales – 1, Daimai Orions – 0 Korakuen Stadium 2:44 32,409[1]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Tuesday, October 11, 1960 – 1:04 pm at Kawasaki Stadium in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Daimai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Taiyo 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 5 0
WP: Noboru Akiyama (1–0)   LP: Katsumi Nakanishi (0–1)
Home runs:
DAI: None
TAI: Hidenori Kanemitsu (1)

Game 2[edit]

Wednesday, October 12, 1960 – 12:59 pm at Kawasaki Stadium in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Daimai 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0
Taiyo 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 X 3 9 1
WP: Noboru Akiyama (1–0)   LP: Gentarō Shimada (0–1)
Home runs:
DAI: Kihachi Enomoto (1)
TAI: None

Game 3[edit]

Friday, October 14, 1960 – 1:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Taiyo 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 10 0
Daimai 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 7 2
WP: Masatoshi Gondō (1–0)   LP: Katsumi Nakanishi (0–2)
Home runs:
TAI: Akihito Kondō (1)
DAI: Toshio Yanagida (1)

Game 4[edit]

Saturday, October 15, 1960 – 1:00 pm at Korakuen Stadium in Bunkyō, Tokyo

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Taiyo 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Daimai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
WP: Noboru Akiyama (2–0)   LP: Gentarō Shimada (0–2)

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